Professor Stiebing frequently has presented public lectures on aspects of history, archaeology and biblical studies to groups in New Orleans, Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Hot Springs and Hot Springs Village. He has also been a guest lecturer on Mediterranean and Caribbean cruises for Celebrity, Cunard, Royal Caribbean and Seabourn cruise lines. He is the author of many scholarly articles, book chapters and book reviews as well as four critically acclaimed books. Out of the Desert?: Archaeology and the Exodus/Conquest Narratives was selected by Choice magazine as one of the best scholarly books of 1989-90. Uncovering the Past: A History of Archaeology was chosen as a main selection of the Library of Science Book Club in 1993 and the first edition of Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture was an alternate selection of the Discovery Channel Book Club in June, 2004. In 2017 Routledge published the third edition of this last work with Susan N. Helft as co-author.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Singing (church choirs, Hot Springs Music Festival Chorus, the local barbershop chorus)